P18482: Manual Rock Drill

Problem Definition

Table of Contents

Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

Team Plans


Our team completed all of the outlined requirements above.

Project Summary

An impact drill is an essential tool for creating foot bridges in rural communities. They are used for drilling into existing rock foundations to allow for the grouting of rebar. Current rock drills on the market today are electric, pneumatic or gas powered which require specific sources of energy which are not readily available in these environments.

The goals of this project are to inspect current designs of rock drills and take a manually powered drill from concept to prototype. This design will be extremely portable, weighing less than 50 lbs per component, low maintenance, reliable, and rugged. Instructions and design documentation will be provided as well.

Use Cases


Bridging The Gap Africa

Drill Operators

Kenyan Communities

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Project Goals

Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements

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A working version of the customer requirements can be found here

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

A working version of the engineering requirements can be found here

Customer vs. Engineering Requirements Relationship




Risk Management

A working version of the risk management document can be found here

House of Quality

A working version of the HOQ can be found here

Design Review Materials

Three Week Plan

David Siciliano -Three Week Plan

(Use the individual 3-week plan template for this)

Page Directory

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